Mark Twain, with John Lewis, a lifelong friend and inspiration for the character Jim in 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn',
Mark Twain liked to entertain and be entertained, but his 70th birthday party was truly an evening to be remembered. Thrown by Colonel George Harvey, the editor of Harper’s Weekly, at Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York, it included a souvenir pamphlet, and speeches were given by luminaries of the day.
The Clemens family in Hartford, Connecticut, 1884.
In 1855, when this image was made, Twain was approximately twenty years old. By this time, he had left Hannibal and found work as a printer in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Cincinnati.
Samuel L. Clemens with kitten. Tuxedo Park, New York, 1907.
Mark Twain in Redding, CT in 1908
Portraits of Mark Twain, 1850-1909